Achilles Slot (Yggdrasil)
Achilles is the latest slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. It’s a game dedicated to one of Ancient Greece's greatest heroes.
But apart from the story, they created a fantastic set of special features with modifiers, which is one of the reasons why I decided to check it out.
Yggdrasil gave Achilles the common 5x3 reels, with only 20 active lines. There are several great features inside among them the wilds, scatters, some free spins, plus four versions of modifiers (these are based on Helen, Agamemnon, Greek Soldier, and Achilles).
Betting and Prizes
Playing Achilles for real money is pretty easy, and you only need $0.20 to get started. If your budget allows, you can place bets of up to $80 per spin.
Achilles has the potential to pay up to $414,480 from a single bet or 5,181x the stake. It’s a slot machine with medium-high volatility, meaning, it’s not one of the riskiest slots around.
I find the RTP a little disappointing at 95% and way below the 965 range that we see in a majority of modern slots.
Achilles Slot Features
The wild symbols will serve as a replacement for the regular symbols, and this is the feature that I combined with other regular symbols to create great winning combinations. The wilds can also pay on their own (up to 50x the stake for every combo they directly form).
Achilles also offers four random modifiers, and each represents a different character. We have:
Agamemnon: offers 1+ wild reels
Achilles: offers a picking feature, triggering either a bonus feature, a big win, or a 5-symbol combo
Greek Soldier: enhances mystery symbols which are then transformed into a single type of icon
Helen: boosts a mega-sized icon (one icon of 2x2 or 3x3, or two icons of 2x2 positions)
Other excellent features that are present on Achilles include free spins, and you will need three scatters all landing at the same time on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels to trigger them.
Theme & Design
Yggdrasil is telling a story about Helen of Troy, and as we know, the Trojan War is a great part of Ancient Greek mythology.
Achilles was a respected hero in that war and is the main character here. I’m very impressed by the high-quality graphics that blend well with the cartoon style.
In addition to the 10-A Royals, the slot offers other symbols with images of two soldiers (one is skinny and the other one large), alongside images of Hellen, and Achilles. The scatter comes in the image of a Shield.
The Achilles slot is an excellent choice for a lot of professional players, especially those that are in a position to handle brutally high volatility.
However, if you are looking for a slot with high RTP and massive payouts, then Achilles may let you down.